While GCOOS is a data-driven organization, our mission also includes developing tools that help support a more ocean-literate society. To that end, GCOOS educators have developed a series of lesson plans for educators. Plans are based on national science standards.
Lesson Plans for Educators
Coral Reefs: Assessing the Health of Coral Reefs
Climatology: Climate versus Weather
Oceanography: Ocean in Motion
Estuarine Ecology: Quantifying (Measuring) Healthy Ecosystems
Nutrients: How’s the Water?
Ecology: Invasive Species
Life Sciences: What is a Dichotomous Key?
Marine Biology: Sea Turtle Life Cycle
Biology/Zoology: Measuring Whales and Graphing Results
Marine Biology: Life in the Twilight Zone
Molecular: Atoms and Water Molecules
Life Science/Biology: Taxonomy and Classification
Please Note: Powerpoint presentations are available upon request. Contact Jen.Vreeland@GCOOS.org